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Abraham Ortelius

Abraham Ortelius was a Brabantian cartographer, geographer, and cosmographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Ortelius is often considered one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography and one of the most notable figures of the school in its golden age. The publication of his atlas in 1570 is often considered as the official beginning of the Golden Age of Netherlandish... Read More

Born14 April 1527
Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands
Died28 June 1598 (aged 71)
Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands
NationalityBrabantian
OccupationGeographer, cartographer
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